Ishmael Beah woke us from our slumbers with his memoir of being a forced child soldier in Sierra Leone, A Long Way Gone. Join us as the UNICEF Ambassador
and Advocate for Children Affected by War revisits his homeland after the
fighting is done and continues the story of his country's civil war in Radiance of Tomorrow: A Novel.
Friends Benjamin and Bockarie return to their desecrated village, intent on rebuilding the community by taking up their old posts as
teachers. Hunger, retaliation, scattered acts of violence, and a foreign mining
concern’s depredations slow their progress and precipitate some soul searching,
but our heroes (like Beah himself) stay radiant to the end.
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True Brew Cafe, a branch of True Brew Barista, enjoys space in our bookstore. They serve delicious coffee, tea, sandwiches, crepes, and much more. Now also with beer and wine! Have a real bookstore cafe experience.
What a week at Gibson's!
This may be our busiest week of the year for events. Read on...
Tuesday, Nov. 18, 7 PM Bill Littlefield! If you're up early enough on Saturday, you may (as we do) reward yourselves with the fantastic sports show Only a Game,
hosted by Bill Littlefield, heard on WBUR and on our own NHPR. Bill has
written and collected some whimsical light verse, all on the subject
of sports. Join us as he shares his poems with a Concord audience! He'll
be here on Nov. 18. Come early to get a good seat! His signed book will
be a wonderful Christmas present for the sports nuts on your list.
Hebert's novels don't just capture New England; they've become a part
of it...and his latest is a spectacular addition to an already
impressive canon."—Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling author of My Sister's Keeper and Vanishing Acts
Falstaff, part King Lear, but all American, Howard Elman was a
fifty-something workingman when he burst onto the literary scene in The Dogs of March.
Now in this, the seventh and last installment in the series, the Darby
constable is an eighty-something widower who wants to do "a great thing"
before he motors off into the sunset. You can bet he does ... in
strange, wonderful, and dangerous ways.
After a brief presentation about his new book, Jack, Tomie will sign copies of all his books, new and old, and will also sign copies of the latest issue of New Hampshire Home, which has a fascinating and sumptuous spread featuring his art studio.
Tomie's take on traditional “Jack tales”—in which a young hero ventures
out to seek his fortune and gains it through luck or pluck. This book
is perfect for preschoolers and kids in the early grades!. His hero’s
reward is a wealth of animal friends who increase in number—and
volume—as the story progresses. What a treat! Don't forget--Christmas is coming. A new Tomie is a great gift.
(Note: a bad date for this event sneaked into an ad in the Hippo. It's Saturday. For real.)
Watch for our email tomorrow about two ticketed December events, both offsite. See below!